American Food Festivals: Let the Eating Begin!

The good, the bad, and the delicious of the Taste of Chicago.

Festival season has descended upon the nation, providing countless opportunities to eat and drink away our summer. It's the best time of the year, or perhaps worst, depending which camp you fall into. While Los Angeles and New York City are still counting down the days until their Food and Wine Festivals, Chicagoans are knee deep in hot dogs, pizza, Italian beef, and all the other culinary delights the city has to offer at their Taste of Chicago food festival.

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Meet the Real-Life Willy Wonka

Prepare to enter the world of experimental deliciousness.

Popcorn Hairdryer, Glow in the Dark Ice Cream, Edible Mist - these all sound like creations that belong in Willy Wonka's factory, but, in fact, they're the real inventions of creative master mind Charlie Harry Francis. Known as the Edible Inventor, the award winning food experimenter has been formulating ever since he was a child.

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Would You Eat a Pizzaburger?

A culinary breakthrough from Japan: burgers that look like pizza

Pizza is good. That we can all agree on. Burgers are also good (even if you don't eat meat, you can still enjoy a veggie burger). These things we know. What we didn't know, until Japanese fast-food chain Freshness Burger introduced its latest creation: the American Style Pizza-Burger, is what the two taste like when combined into a single meal.

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Haagen-Dazs Recalls Ice Cream over Safety Concerns

Who knew General Motors also made chocolate ice cream?

Okay, so GM doesn't really have anything to do with the Haagen-Dazs recall, but we just can't help kicking the troubled automaker when they're down. Unfair you say? We'll be sure to pass your outrage on to the families and loved ones of the 14 people who died in GM vehicles. I'm sure they'll be eager to hear your defense of the company.

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5 Diet Fads That Are Bad for Your Health

Some terrible nutrition advice we've been conned into believing.

There is no shortage of dietary opinions in the world. Everyone has something to say about what we put into our bodies, and it is important to be conscientious of this - but for every useful piece of nutritional information there is also a terrible suggestion that's based on pseudo-science and hearsay. Here we'll try to dispel some common diet myths.

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Would You Eat a Celebrity-Meat Sausage?

BiteLabs offers lab-grown meat made from celeb stem cells. Or do they?

How'd you like to eat Kanye West's sausage? No, that's not what we meant, you disgusting pervert. Get your mind out of the gutter. Obviously we're referring to eating a sausage made out of meat that was lab-grown using myoblast stem cells from the famous rapper. Duh. Or didn't you know about celebrity meat?

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